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  1. When you think about it the parallels with current West Ham situation are uncanny: A manager with a wealth of credit in the bank slowly squandering it as they struggle to utilise squads with a ton of attacking talent. A set of players who don't get their heads up, take too many touches, and always look backwards or sideways rather than take any risks.
  2. It is what I know! It is all very West Ham isn't it.
  3. I actually loved the fact he was clearly much, much happier with the 0-0 than the 6-2. Put me firmly back in the Southgate camp. It would be so fucking funny if we shithouse our way to a WC final with a succession of 0-0s and Foden, let alone Maddison, never get on the pitch. Southgate rubbing his hands with glee this morning knowing we now don't need to win any more games in open play to bring it home.
  4. Exactly so the hysterical English over reaction this morning is completely absurd. If he wants to Southgate can still absolutely play his second string against Wales, it makes no difference and Wales are utterly dire anyway. I distinctly remember before the tournament every podcaster and pundits calling England vs USA as an utter grindfest and now why are they acting surprised?
  5. If any of us were managing England, we'd be snatching 3-3 draws, occasionally thumping Argentina for no discernable reason one minute, and then inexplicably getting knocked out by Costa Rica the next. So basically how every other previous England manager has done. And deep down I think a sizeable contingent of England fans miss that. They miss the chaos and the arguments and the WAGs and all of it. Not me though, it was fucking awful.
  6. It is a much of a muchness whether we win the group or not, none of Netherlands, Senegal, or Ecuador have looked great to be honest.
  7. The ITV post mortem is a bit farcical to be honest. How was it a "massive missed opportunity"? Agree with Ian Wright, just relax.
  8. I tell you what if nothing else it improves your brush control because getting contrast in the wrong area is an absolute pain in the arse.
  9. Is that using 100% contrast paints or a mix of different paints?
  10. Ha knew that would reverse jinx a Ghana goal.
  11. Apart from France, Spain and England, the decision making in the final third has been fucking abysmal in this tournament so far.
  12. I didn't like the "wait 48 hours for it to dry" part, otherwise I'd give it a go. Pleasingly old school though. Tbh with the right colour scheme you could just slap Agrax all over it and that would be my personal "speed painting" recommendation.
  13. I don't really care about all the youtube drama or whatever to be honest and I am not trying this technique for internet cool points or whatever other nonsense. I literally happened to watched a short Duncan Rhodes video that popped into my timeline about it and thought I'd give it a go.
  14. Yeah agreed, have done a bit more today what I am discovering is that for some areas of the mini and depending on the contrast paint, it has actually worked quite well but then for most of the rest of the mini I'm going to have to revert to a non-contrast paint technique and overall to get it to a standard where it doesn't bug the shit out of me forever, it all needs various degrees of highlighting and additional glazing. So ultimately it has saved me no time whatsoever and the results are probably inferior! But hey ho there is only one way to learn, through experimentation.
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